encourage referring physicians and/or nurse practitioners to consider prescribing
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for their Trans clients.
If you are
unsure about prescribing HRT:
1) We recommend that you review the published Guidelinesand Protocols for Comprehensive Primary Health Care for Trans Clients,
available through Sherbourne Health Centre.
2) If, after
reading this document, you feel confident in your knowledge of HRT, then you
can make a decision to prescribe in advance of the client’s initial assessment.
3) If you are aware
of complicating medical concerns and these medical concerns have prevented the
initiation of hormone replacement therapy, please consider making a referral to
endocrinology on the client’s behalf.
If you are
interested in training to develop further competency in Health Care for Trans
clients, please contact Rainbow Health Ontario by clicking on this link
which will take you to various training opportunities offered by that
organization throughout the province of Ontario.
If hormone replacement therapy is the primary reason
for referral, we would ask that you consider these above-mentioned
recommendations as it will help to reduce unnecessary waiting for your client
in terms of further medical transition.